The Syrian president Bashar Assad threatens the SDF: negotiate or else we will use force to make you do it. The Arab-Kurdish forces: open to discussion, the military solution would bring nowhere
In Syria the president Bashar Assad threatened the SDF, busy fighting Daesh at Deir Ezzor. The head of State declared in an interview that they were the last of the problems of the country. “ We have two options”. The first one is “to negotiate, and we have opened the door for this, as the majority of them are Syrian and therefore should love their nation”. The second one, “in case of a failure of the negotiations, is to use force, with or without Americans.” A reply from the Arab-Kurdish forces was not long in coming. “Any military action of the regime will cause more losses and destructions, as well as create more difficulties for the population – remarked Kano Gabrielle, a spokesman of the SDF-. The military solution will not bring any result”. He, however, left a door open for dialogue. And in this regard he underlined that his leadership supports negotiations to terminate the crisis and calls for a democratic system which would guarantee ethnic and religious rights.
In February Damascus together with the Russian contractors of the Wagner had attempted a surprise attack against the SDF. These, however, with the help of the Coalition had rejected it and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy
In February 2018, Damascus, with the support of Russia, had attempted a surprise military operation against SDF at Deir Ezzor. And even crossing the Euphrates in the area of Khusham. The action, however, was rejected by the Arab-Kurdish forces thanks to the help of the US-led Coalition, which intensely bombed the quadrant. The balance of the action was of heavy losses both within the Syrian army (SAA) and among the contractors of the Wagner agency, connected to Moscow. We are talking of over a hundred mercenaries killed. From that moment, the regime of Assad had concentrated elsewhere. Before, clearing the area to the west of Qalamoun, from rebels, who after having reached an agreement, had left the area and moved to Idlib. Later, to liberate eastern Ghouta and Yarmouk. In both cases a “peaceful” solution was obtained, namely surrender in exchange of a secure transfer elsewhere. Not only of the anti-governmental militiamen, but also of the Daesh jihadists, who had moved to the desert of Badiya.